There emerge an acute water shortage in Karachi after water levels of the Hub dam have dropped to a dangerously low level.  

Residents of  central Karachi today on Saturday complained of a severe water crisis after the Sakhi Hassan hydrant refused to facilitate them. 

Water tankers form long queues at the hydrant, which entertains between 300 and 400 requests to provide water tankers. Whereas, women waiting for their turn since last night said the Water Board officials had refused to provide water tankers. 

The main sources of water for Karachi are Keenjhar lake (Indus river) and Hub dam from where water is pumped through three main bulk pumping stations located at Dhabeji, Gharo, and Hub.

According to former provincial minister Jam Khan Shoro, about 550 MGD are supplied from the Indus and 100 MGD from the Hub in normal circumstances to meet the needs of the city's 17 million-strong population.